Training Courses

Learning Place

The Learning Place is Portsmouth City Council's Community Learning Service.

Our service an adult education service, which includes Family Learning. It offers courses to anyone over the age of 19 and families in the community.

The Community Learning Service Provides opportunities for high quality friendly and enjoyable learning, covering themes of Learning For Work, Learning for Life, and Learning for Pleasure.

6 Derby Road
North End
United Kingdom
02392 621860


Minstead Trust runs the Lily&Lime café in Portsmouth Central Library as a training enterprise for people with learning disabilities.

The Trust began operating the café under the Lily&Lime name in September 2021. Lily & Lime also provides event catering. Dozens of people with learning disabilities work in the café to learn skills that help them work towards paid employment.

Based on the third floor of Portsmouth Central Library, the café provides tasty and affordable food and drink, produced either in-house within our training kitchen or by local businesses.

Guildhall Walk
United Kingdom
023 9268 8247

Lip Reading Classes

COVID-19 Update: Closed during Lockdown. Once Lockdown is over, contact organisation to see when activities will start again. Adhering to strict Government COVID-19 Advice.

Lipreading classes every Thursday, from beginner level upwards.

United Kingdom
02392 295811

Madani Academy

An independent Muslim faith school delivering a high standard of education in the National Curriculum while instilling strong Islamic values within our children

Madani Academy aims to deliver a high-quality educational programme and services within a secure and supportive Islamic environment, such that students enjoy a positive school experience, achieve the best possible outcomes for themselves, and leave school being mindful of their accountability to Allah, confident in their identity as Muslims and feel a keen desire to make meaningful contributions to the social, political and economic well-being of society.

Nutfield Place
United Kingdom
02392 830764

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides high quality, free and impartial careers advice, information and guidance. Our service is available to anyone aged 13+ no matter what stage of the careers journey you’re at.

0800 100 900

Princes Trust

The Prince's Trust is a youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.

Tudor Crescent
United Kingdom
0800 842 842


Ready2Shine CIC is a Service for Adults and children with Learning Disabilities to access Education in relation to Sexual Health, Emotions, Relationships and Self Care. This is not just about sexual activity; this will include aspects such as boundaries with staff, peers, family and strangers.

02392 983424

RFEA Families Employment Programme

RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity – Families Programme provides tailored careers and employability support to meet the diverse and individual needs of partners within the Armed Forces Community (all partners and spouses of both serving personnel and veterans including those who are separated, divorced and widowed in the UK and overseas). It’s easy to register, at the below email address.

0121 262 3058

Salvation Army : Employment Plus UK

Helping people to find work and stay in work.

The Salvation Army’s Employment Plus service offers tailored support to help people become job-ready. Our aim is to help job seekers to get a job and stay in work.

Operating at the heart of communities in more than 650 locations across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, we empower individuals to overcome obstacles they face professionally and personally, and to fulfil their life ambitions.

07425 423756

SWIG – Social Work Inclusion Group

This website is designed to provide teaching materials for Social Work students and teachers, using creative media to promote greater awareness and understanding of user experiences. By promoting materials, poems, videos and artwork produced by social work users in Portsmouth, we are revealing our individual stories and experiences.

02392 844440